FREE SEWING PATTERN: Jessica dress
About the pattern
Printed patterns and
Matching thread and
Matching elastic thread and
About the fabric
The fabric chosen for this project was the beautiful Teal Netorious by Cotton + Steel.
It is a gorgeous colour with a geometric design on it.
Here is the picture: I love it in teal, but there is also the option to get it in a variety of colours. I believe that this free sewing pattern will look amazing in any color you choose.
Or make a few Jessica Dress pattern for yourself 😉
You can find a huge variety of colours from this collection here.
Sometimes, there are problems with the printing process and the patterns come in the wrong size (a little bit smaller).To avoid this, check the 1 inch square inside of the front bodice pattern. It will help you to see if the patterns are the correct size.The PDF pattern comes in sizes from 4 to 22 (US Size). If you have any doubts about the sizes, please refer to the body measurement chart above.The colours for each size are:
20: Light Green
This pattern comes with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, unless indicated otherwise.
Yardage:For 45” wide fabric: 2 1/2 yards
- Place front and back bodice together, right sides facing. Pin the sides, and sew along, including the pockets.
- Close the shoulders
- Place front and back bodice pieces together, right sides facing. Close the sides and the shoulders.
- Place the facing and bodice together, right sides facing. Pin the neckline area and sew along.
- Trim the excess fabric on the neckline and create some notches as indicated in the following picture:
6. Turn around and press flat.
7. Top stitch the neckline.
- Make some notches on the back bodice and facing opening as indicated in the picture below:
9. Tuck in by ½ inch and pin the edges.
- Sew along the edge.
- Make some notches on the sleeves as indicated in the picture:
- Tuck in by ½ inch and pin the bodice and facing armholes.
- Sew along the area.
- Make the shirred waistband by following the dotted lines in your pattern pieces. You should have 5 shirred lines, starting 1 inch above the pocket. They must be separated by ½ inch.
- Finish your dress by making a ½ inch hemline.
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